From This Moment On
The world may know Shania Twain as many things: a music legend, a mother, and recently, a fixture in the news for her painful, public divorce and subsequent marriage to a cherished friend. But in this extraordinary autobiography, Shania reveals that she is so much more. She is Eilleen Twain, one of five children born into poverty in rural Canada, where her family often didn't have enough food to send her to school with lunch. She's the teenage girl who helped her mother and young siblings escap
In her revealing autobiography, multi-million dollar recording artist Shania Twain takes readers back to her humble beginnings in her hometown of Timmins, Ontario. Twain chronicles her earliest years, beginning with her troubling, poverty-afflicted childhood and following her slow but progressive rise to fame.
Twain is raw and unapolegetic, sharing with the reader her parents’ abusive relationship, the often horrific conditions her and her siblings lived in, and the untimely death of both...more
She goes into detail about her life growing up and I really had no idea she had such a tough childhood. But it was really interesting to read and learn that she came from a multicultural family.
Reading about her career was interesting too, and I don't...more
The book just didn't seem to flow right. She seemed to take every horrible t...more
I can't claim being a fan of hers or anyone else for that matter,...more
Loved hearing about her rise to fame and how it came fast and much too much too handle. I think if we are being honest, we all would have had a hard time handling it. While she has enjoyed a few years of fame, she certainly paid the price along the way and has had so much sadness in her life. She is Gracious and Grateful with capital Gs.
I think she gives great advice and is wise at times...more
Autobiographies that are too organised and formal keep the reader at arms length, and I often find it prevents me from really connecting with the person’s story. Her jumping between memories, for the most part, followed the flow of regular conversation which gave a genuine feel to her book.
This was a very honest memoir. Shania Twain was one of my childhood favorite singers and to this day I still listen and sing along with her songs. Her life has been very difficult. Her childhood was one of struggle in poverty and an abusive family, her parents died and she cared for her siblings, and her marriage was destroyed by betrayal of her husband and best friend.
Her story was definitely worth telling, although I wish that she told more about when she was famous. Most of the book was abo...more
Not in the way of life stories, this book is so chock full of them I actually wonder if she left anything major out. No, I mean more in the way of editing. Whoever edited this book was either asleep at their desk or gave in to all of her desires to make this book be her voice - because it is very, very repetitive a...more